Described as a “rising star” by MusicWorks magazine, Canadian-American composer Jared Miller’s eclectic music is “playful” (New York Times), “hypnotic” (Sequenza 21), “phantasmagorical” (Lucid Culture) and “highly personal” (CBC Radio.) He has worked in collaboration with many ensembles both in North America and internationally including the American Composers Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton, the Juilliard Orchestra, Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra, the Sneak Peek Orchestra, The Attacca Quartet, Latitude 49 Ensemble, the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Emily Carr String Quartet, Standing Wave Ensemble and a long list of soloists that include pianists Sara Davis Buechner, Jani Parsons, Robert Fleitz and Imri Talgam, flutist Daniel James and violinist Francisco Fullana. His music has been featured in the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial (2014), Music on Main’s Modulus Festival (2014), The Vancouver and Victoria Symphony’s New Music Festivals (2015-2019) and Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival (2010 and 2015.)
Performance highlights of the 2017/2018 season included premieres of commissioned works for the symphony orchestras of Detroit and Toronto, the prairie premiere of Miller’s Palimpsest with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, a newly commissioned work for Vancouver’s Standing Wave and a new violin concerto for Müge Büyükçelen and the Victoria Symphony, which was premiered at the 2017 ISCM World Music Days in Vancouver, BC.
He has won numerous awards for composition that include a 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Award, the 2011/12 Juilliard Orchestra Competition and two SOCAN awards for young composers (2011 and 2015.)
An active pianist as well, Miller has performed at a variety of venues including Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall, Lincoln Center and the Chan Center for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC.
As a passionate advocate for musical education and outreach, Miller has taught and performed in several initiatives including The Juilliard School’s Music Advancement Program, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Connects Program, the BC Health Arts Society, Vancouver’s Opera in the Schools and for New York’s Opportunity Music Project. He is currently on the composition faculty of New York’s Special Music High School.
Born in Los Angeles in 1988 and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Miller holds Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with Samuel Adler and John Corigliano and served as a Teaching Fellow in the Music Theory and Analysis Department. Before his Juilliard days, he studied composition with Stephen Chatman and Dorothy Chang and piano with Sara Davis Buechner and Corey Hamm at the University of British Columbia. In 2014 at age 25, Miller was named the Victoria Symphony’s composer-in-residence – a position that he held until June of 2017. He is currently based in New York City where he maintains an active career as a composer and music educator.